almost 4 years ago
As the world was struck by Covid-19, there has been a rise in redundancy as businesses cannot afford to keep on their staff, however the virus doesn’t discriminate and so everyone is at risk. On the positive side, the knowledge and passion us as individuals have/show will, once the world returns to normality will without a doubt be in great demand as all those businesses that lost their valuable employees during this wretched time will require hard working, committed, loyal and reliable individuals to help get their businesses back on its feet.
Here are some top tips to help you when applying for new opportunities…
- Update your CV with your latest roles and Cover letter/s
- Be sure to save templates of your CV and Cover Letter as these will need editing depending on the roles you are applying for
- Make your Cover Letters personal as recruiters won’t be interested in reading generic letters that don’t relate to their business/role
Keep your Linked In profile up to date
- Your LinkedIn profile is an extension of your CV and a profile with up to date work experience
- Use keywords on your profile including any skills you have e.g. ‘knitwear designer’ or languages you speak ‘Mandarin or Russian speaking’ as you are more likely to be found and headhunted by businesses or recruiters
- Showcase your work by featuring your best posts, documents, media and websites
- Ask for testimonials from your colleagues or any clients you may have worked closely and have good relationships with
Register with a reputable Recruitment Agency
- An agency who puts their candidates and clients at the heart of everything that they do such as TRP Recruitment will help you every step of the way when seeking a new role.
- At TRP Recruitment from the initial telephone interview, to the face to face interview and every step of negotiating salary and following up to making sure you are settling in well to their new role we prioritise you as we appreciate a change of career can be a huge lifestyle change.
Research your ideal companies
- It’s a good idea to think about the businesses you are interested in working for and what do you know about these businesses?
- Why is a business of interest to you, do they have a mission that you can relate to? Do they work closely with a charity you are passionate about or do their core values fit in line with yours? Do you know the size of the organisation and what they are able to offer you in return?
- Are you aware of who the Line Manager is for the role/s you are applying for? Skip the crowd and approach them directly via Linked In or email them directly if you have their email address.
- By doing detailed research will give an all rounded idea of your preferences and narrow down your options of businesses which could speed up the process.
- If your application is rejected before or after a job interview and you genuinely felt your background was suitable for the role, don’t be afraid to ask for constructive feedback. This can help you learn from the experience and improve your application or interview skills in the future.
- In this climate particularly when there are lots of strong candidates available, competition can be fierce, and it is not unusual for jobs to generate numerous applications daily. Try not to take it personally if you are rejected for a role.
- Be resilient, keep applying, everything happens for a reason and you will eventually land the perfect role for you!